Libertarian Commentary on the News, #13-14E: Congress and other hypocrites

The “messiah” – War on religion – Waving the bloody flag
Obama, Who Is Forcing Catholics to Act Against Their Faith, Speaks Today at Boston’s Catholic Cathedral


Nathan: IF this were a free nation, the Catholic Archdiocese would have told this man to stay away, stay out of their building, and go find where ever Jeremiah Wright preaches to wave the bloody flag.  They would condemn him and his administration and the way he lets Americans be killed and maimed (to say nothing of all the OTHERS they let be killed and maimed – or do the killing and maiming) the way Nathan condemned David, the way Jeremiah and Isaiah and Daniel condemned the tyrants of their own time.

The “messiah” – Hoplophobes and Hoploclasts
‘Shameful Day’: Furious Obama Blasts Senate Over Gun Vote That Didn’t Go His Way


Nathan: Crybaby-bullying.  HE is the victim.  We just get kicked and stepped on.  AND CONGRESS TAKES IT.

Theft by government – Stupidity of “we, the people”
Gallup: 52% Support Heavy Taxes on the Wealthy to Redistribute Wealth


Nathan: You want to know what is wrong with “democracy?”  Here you see it: two wolves and a lamb voting on what’s for lunch.  Morality is NOT a matter of who has the most votes – our nation has, does, and will suffer for this immorality.

Home front – Worldwide war on WHAT?
McCaskill to Napolitano: If Boston Attack is Act of Terror, Why Isn’t Sandy Hook?


Nathan: Especially if we believe the conspiracy theories and the cause of both is some conspiracy to steal away more liberty.  But now that we have an idea that the perps are a couple of Muslim Chechen punks (at least one of whom supposedly was an “American”), it means that non-governmental terrorism IS applicable to all of these, including Fort Hood and that nutcase in Aurora.

Mama’s Note: Not to mention the fact that murder and assault are evil, no matter what name is applied to them.

Europe’s collapse
The heart of Europe

(El País) The crisis has accentuated the selfishness of EU countries, triggering the abandonment of cooperative European integration. A Spanish philosopher argues that cohesion and interdependence must be regained before an irrational north-south divide tears the EU apart.

Nathan: Welcome to Europe.  There were MANY reasons that so many Americans’ ancestors left that cesspool, but a major one is that the countries of Europe and their rulers and elites are evil and dangerous not just to other European societies but to the world.  (A friend says that it would have been useful to HAVE Germany win so that the other nations’ elites could have been exterminated, or at least severely pruned.)

Hoplophobes and hoploclasts
Former Reagan Budget Director Attacks Second Amendment ‘From the Right’

( “Why would you believe an 18th Century citizen militia equipped with muskets has anything to do with liberty? It doesn’t. The only way that we protect liberty is with the ballot box. And the real shield for liberty in America is the First Amendment: freedom of speech, freedom to organize, freedom to assemble. That’s how we get liberty, not with guns,” he added.

Nathan: MORE GARBAGE.  Watch out.  Notice this “right-winger” is pushing the same memes we hear from the WH and Congress:  “We can’t fight government drones and surveillance and nukes, the Second Amendment is only about muskets and swords and didn’t and doesn’t give or protect liberty.”  As I said yesterday, the fight is FAR from over.

Mama’s Note: The “constitution” and the “bill of rights” were attempts to codify and ensure the natural, normal rights of human beings to own and control their lives and property. They failed in that because far too many people abandoned that self ownership, and trusted others to control their lives – and far too many of them decided to engage in theft, murder and fraud as well.

The coming conflicts will have little or nothing to do with these old documents, and everything to do with people being forced by reality to face their own failure to take full responsibility for themselves and their legitimate dependents. Those who believe that they can, and should, continue to live by vicarious OR direct and personal theft, murder and fraud will not likely survive. They’re just about to run out of other people’s money.

Border jumpers – Home front
Sessions on Immigration Bill: Illegals Won’t Be Stopped ‘And Pretty Soon We’ll Give You Amnesty’


Nathan: I suspect that events in Boston may also have some impact on this “immigration solution” in Congress.

Mama’s Note: How convenient… for someone.

Stupid government – Congress in action
House Passes CISPA, moves to Senate

(American Vision News) Rep. Alan Grayson, a Florida Democrat, proposed a one-sentence amendment (PDF) that would have required the National Security Agency, the FBI, Homeland Security, and other agencies to secure a “warrant obtained in accordance with the Fourth Amendment” before searching a database for evidence of criminal wrongdoing.

Grayson complained this morning on Twitter that House Republicans “wouldn’t even allow debate on requiring a warrant before a search.” . . .

Because Grayson’s amendment was not permitted, CISPA will allow the federal government to compile a database of information shared by private companies and search that information for possible violations of hundreds, if not thousands, of criminal laws.

Nathan: So while the gun control bill distracted them all, this piece of garbage passes, nailing yet another article of the Bill of Rights to the bottom of the dumpster.  Assuming the Senate agrees, the IRS now CAN search your e-mails to figure out if you owe them money or not. And who did this?  The GOP.  “Friends of Freedom” – NOT.  Those heavily armed cops in those photos from Boston can intercept your e-mail and cell calls and anything else.  Police State heaven.

About TPOL Nathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (a christian), Pahasapan (resident of the Black Hills), Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer, Evangelist. Successor to Lady Susan (Mama Liberty) at TPOL.
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2 Responses to Libertarian Commentary on the News, #13-14E: Congress and other hypocrites

  1. jeff green says:

    I find it amusing when people say that the founders couldn’t have imagined the weapons of today or try to frame the 2nd amendment as about hunting. The founders had just fought the biggest and best military on the planet. The idea that they would think it was ok to bar the general public from possessing any weapon that it was ok for the government to have is just silly. The founders trusted the public. They did NOT trust the government …. not even the one they had just created.


    • MamaLiberty says:

      The question I always have is why those “founders” figured it was ok to establish any “government” where everyone could be forced to participate. And then, the utter arrogance of assuming that those to be born ever after that must be subject to it as well. This has always been completely contradictory to the notion of “rights” and self ownership, individual liberty, and that “bill of rights” is filled with escape clauses for the newly minted tyrants. The exception, for example, of “insurrection” is especially strange, since the entire American revolution was nothing less than insurrection against the crown.

      Let’s face it… a camel is a horse built by a committee. The committee gathered, and they managed to build one really ugly camel.


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